German Federal Government spokesman Seibert local time on the 18th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Russia on the 20th. According to him, Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, the two dialogues focus on bilateral relations, the fight against the new outbreak, the situation in Afghanistan, the implementation of the Minsk agreement to peacefully resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine and other international issues. After the meeting, Merkel and Putin will attend a joint news conference.
During her visit to Russia, Merkel will also visit Alexander Gardens outside the Kremlin’s red walls and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Patriotic War.
German media reported on the 19th, Merkel’s visit to Russia as a “farewell trip”, because she has confirmed that she will not seek re-election in September’s Bundestag election.
In addition, Seibert also announced the same day, Merkel will visit Ukraine on August 22.
Seibert said Merkel’s meeting with Ukrainian President Zelezki will focus on bilateral and economic policy issues, the Ukrainian reform process and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. After the meeting, the two will attend a joint press conference. Merkel will also hold talks with Ukrainian Prime Minister Mehmet Shmail before returning to Berlin, Germany.